Dentists at 1300SMILES Belgian Gardens
Our team of highly experienced, gentle dentists would like to welcome you to our practice. We cater for the most nervous of patients with general anaesthetic sessions available. Four of our practitioners possess over 25 years of experience and provide a variety of services. With your heath in mind, we are an amalgam-free dental practice utilising the latest tooth-coloured restorative materials. Free off street parking is available for your convenience.
Dr Daryl Holmes (Founder of 1300SMILES Limited) B.D.Sc. (Honours) QLD
Dr. Holmes is the founder of 1300SMILES Limited and a qualified dentist, having obtained his dental qualifications (BDSc (Honours)) at Queensland University in 1987. During the last two years of his five year degree, he accepted a scholarship from the Royal Australian Air Force.
Dr Holmes has over 27 years of extensive dental knowledge and experience. He is very passionate about Dentistry and performs all general family dentistry. He is an active supporter of the YWAM Medical Ship as an advocate and hands-on volunteer on board providing medical aid to those in need in Papua New Guinea. Dr Holmes practices on a weekly basis in the Belgian Gardens practice in Townsville.
Upon completion of his degree, he practiced dentistry as an RAAF Dental Officer. Upon discharge from the RAAF in 1991, he began private dental practices in Ayr and Home Hill, North Queensland. Since that time he has operated dental surgeries in the Burdekin region, Townsville and Cairns.
Dr. Holmes has extensive experience in operating dental practices and an intimate knowledge of the management, administrative and other support services required in a dental practice. He has been instrumental in establishing the support network and suite of services that 1300SMILES Limited currently provides to its dentists.
Dr Daryl Homes resides in Townsville with his wife Lisa and their five beautiful children. He loves family life, is very passionate about keeping fit and healthy, and is currently Chairman of the Cowboys Leagues Club.
Dr M Shorab (Periodontist Townsville)
Dr Shorab has been practising dentistry since 1981 and undertook his specialist training at the University of Otago in New Zealand. Dr Shorab’s background includes his work at Specialist clinics in Auckland, New Zealand and Cairns where he provided Periodontal and Dental Implant services. Dr Shorab is a Lecturer in Periodontology at JCU. He was also a Consultant in the Oral Health Unit at Greenlane Hospital in Auckland. Dr Shorab has a proud association with the military, having served as a Dental Officer with the Royal Fiji Military Forces and then the New Zealand Defence Force.
Dr Brian Cowie B.D.S.
Dr Cowie is extensively experienced in all dentistry with a special interest in endodontics. He was trained as a dentist within the Army (six years), and spent many years in the Defence Reserves. Owner and Principal Dentist of a dental practice in Kirwan since 1978, Dr Cowie moved to Belgian Gardens 1300SMILES in February 2008.
Dr John Kotaidis B.D.S.
Dr Kotaidis is experienced in all facets of dentistry with a special Interest in Brite Smile bleaching, crowns, bridges and implants. John moved to Townsville in 2007 from Adelaide, and in his words he “should have come sooner, excellent weather, lovely town and friendly people”. He is committed to providing the best possible treatments in a caring environment.
Dr Chantel Griffiths B.D.S.
Born in Townsville, Dr Chantel completed her BDS at James Cook University. Dr Chantel enjoys all aspects of general dentistry with a special passion for paediatric and restorative dentistry. With a relaxed and friendly approach, Dr Chantel invests the time it takes to really listen to her patients’ concerns. It is important to her to develop lasting relationships with her patients.
Her identical twin sister Maddy also completed her dental degree at James Cook University and in the tradition of staying together she is also working at 1300SMILES in Townsville.
Dr Chantel is looking forward to providing excellent dental care to her patients and their families in the Townsville region.
When not in practice Dr Chantel enjoys staying fit and healthy by playing netball and touch football.